Gold Coast [Australia], April 7 (ANI): Multiple-time national champion Joshna Chinappa crashed out of the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games after slumping to straight-games defeat against New Zealand's Joelle King in the quarter-final of the women's singles squash event here on Saturday.
The World No. 14, who picked the women's doubles gold with Dipika Pallikal-Karthik in the last edition of the quadrennial sporting event, failed to capitalize on her good start in the Games and slumped to a 5-11, 6-11, 9-11 defeat at the hands of fourth-ranked Joelle in a clash that lasted a little over half-an-hour.
However, the reason behind Pallikal's decision is still unclear while her opponent Cornett will now lock horns with Australia's Tamika Saxby in the last-four.
Elsewhere in the day three of the prestigious multi-sport event, Indian swimmer Srihari Nataraj missed out on 50m backstroke final berth after finishing ninth in the semi-finals of the while Sajan Prakash finished a disappointing last in the men's 200 metre butterfly final.(ANI)